One of the hardest habits to break involves toilet paper. Here you are not allowed to flush the toilet paper, don´t ask me why, I just do what I´m told (most of the time). I´ve finally gotten used to this, so when I get back to the states I will have to re-teach myself to flush toilet paper.
There´s an extremely large amount of perros (dogs) here and it makes me so sad because I want to keep all of them. In my village, I´ve adopted the sweetest one, I call him Amigo (I know real original but whatevs). Everytime we´re there he comes up to us and gets so excited. Then, one day he got ran over...by a bike. It was the saddest thing, but he´s just fine now, I consoled him with lots of pats!
Where I live, it´s a pretty safe neighborhood, but every once in a while and by that I mean everyday there are fireworks and it scares me silly. At orientation for security training we got shot at, so everytime the fireworks go off I think we´re about to die (but only for a split second). There´s always some sort of celebration/parade going on, so that makes things interesting. The house I stay at is super close to the zocolo; which is a major tourist area here. There´s restaurants, little shops, and not to mention a ton of vendors who come up to you. I can´t tell you the amount of times I´ve had to say no gracias to them.
Another thing is the absolutely beautiful mountains. When we´re on the bus I love to look and see God´s creation. Before this trip, I had never seen mountains, so it´s something I will miss dearly when I leave. It´s so cool to be able to go to the roof of buildings and see the view.
Also, I don´t think I´ve ever used so much public transportation in my life. I´m a pro now! Too bad there aren´t buses in Ruston, so this skill will not be of much use.
That´s all I´ve got for now, but I´m sure I have a lot more to learn!